Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Shape of Time

This reading is very hard to understand, some topics Kubler mentions is hard to grasp. One thing that interested me in this piece is where he talks about talent. He states that “the great difference between artists are not so much those of talent as of entrance and position in sequence” (6).  This statement is very true, the person who did it first will be the one who gets the most credit. He also talks about “undiscovered talents” (6) which I agree his point on. Someone could have done it first but because it was not shared with others or published, that person will not get credited for it.

The statement “Purpose has no place in biology, but history has no meaning without it.”(7) confused me. For me I think it is the other way around, I think Biology has purpose and history does not. Sure some histories about war may have a purpose of helping us avoid conflicts and mistakes but in reality even with the knowledge of history we still make the same mistakes. But Biology definitely has a purpose. It is the reasoning for everything we are and everything around us.